Leadership Wisdom by Robin Sharma The 8 Rituals ofVisionary Leaders
Concept of New Model Leadership :- Is all about focused action in the direction of a worthy purpose. It is not about Position or Title. To lead means to Inspire, Energies and Influence. Leadership is not about managing things but about developing people. Leadership is not only to manage the present, but also to create, shape and make the blueprint of future.
1st Ritual - Link the Paycheck to PurposeThe Essence :- The Ritual of a Compelling Future FocusThe Wisdom :- a . Purpose most Powerful Motivator in theWorld. b . The primary task is to get the peopleexcited about a compelling cause that contributes to the livesof other. c . Great leadership precedes greatfollowership. Show the employees you have the best interestin your mind for them. d . Visionary leaders focus on liberatinghuman talent and manifesting the potential of people.
The Practices :- a . Ritualize wisdom so that your positiveintentions translate into tangible result. b . Communicate your compelling causeso it engages hearts. c . Align your video with your audio.Quotable Quote :- The ultimate task of the visionary leaderis to dignify and honor the lives of the people he leads byallowing them to manifest their highest potential through thework they do.
2nd Ritual – Manage by Mind Lead by HeartThe Essence :- The Ritual of Human RelationsThe Wisdom :- a . Every visionary leader deeply connectwith his followers. b . One of the deepest of all humanhungers is the need to be cherished and understood. c . Let your humanity shine at work andtreat people with courtesy and kindness.
The Practices :- a . Promise-keeping. b . Aggressive Listening. c . Being consistently compassionate. d . Truth-tellingQuotable Quote :-Visionary leaders mastered the practice ofdeeply connecting to his followers . He touches the hearts of theirteam and earn long-term loyalty .Simply put , when you enrich the relationship , you enhance theleadership.
3rd Ritual – Reward Routinely Recognize Relentlessly.The Essence :- The Ritual of Team UnityThe Wisdom :- a. Great leaders are great teacher andgreat coaches. b. Reward & recognize employeesregularly. Give genuine appreciation . You always get more ofwhat you reward. c . Praise is free.
The Practices :- a . Hunt for good behavior. b . The “Treasure chest” and “Victory wall”. c . Symbols of Victory and team traditions.Quotable Quote :-Visionary leaders understand that employees who feel they arevalued members of an exciting team will go the extra mile andgive their best .
4th Ritual – Surrender to ChangeThe Essence :- The Ritual of Adaptability and Change ManagementThe Wisdom :- a . To master change , develop thediscipline of managing the unexpected. b . Only a learning culture grows amidchange. The best antidote to the fear that change evokes isknowledge. In turbulent times, who learns most wins. c . There is joy in change. Without change, there is no progress . Change is essential for our survival .Change is humanity best friend.
The Practices :- a . Become massively competent . b . Move from learning to doing . c. Inspire positive attitudes to theopportunities change present.Quotable Quote :-Doing same things every day cannot deliver new results . Tochange the results you are getting , you need to change thethings you are doing . You must transform the way you areleading.
5th Ritual – Focus on the WorthyThe Essence :- The Ritual of Personal EffectivenessThe Wisdom :- a . Secret of Personal effectiveness isConcentration of purpose . b . The art of getting the things done liesin knowing what things need to remain undone. c . If you do not lead your time , it will leadyou. d . Scheduled your priorities into yourplanner if not other’s priorities will be in your planner.
The Practices :- a . The Time Model for VisionaryLeadership . b . Strategic Time Blocking.Quotable Quote :- Never forget the importance of each day and every one of yourdays. As you live your days, so you live your life. Do not wasteeven one of them. The past is history and the future is but afigment. This day, the present, is really all you have.
6th Ritual – Leader Lead ThyselfThe Essence :- The Ritual of Self -LeadershipThe Wisdom :- a . All leaders begin within. b . We see the world not as it is but as weare. c . Anything less than a consciouscommitment to peak personal performance is anunconscious commitment to weak personal performance. d . Never settle for mediocrity when you canattain mastery.
The Practices :- a . The Discipline of Personal Renewal. b . The Discipline of Abundant Knowledge. c . The Discipline of Physicality. d . The Discipline of Early Awakening. e . The Discipline of Deathbed mentality.Quotable Quote :-Do not be so busy striving that you miss out on living.
7th Ritual – See What All See. Think What None ThinkThe Essence :- The Ritual of Creativity and Innovation.The Wisdom :- a . Every human being is creative . Thetask of the visionary leader is to create a workplace thatliberates this natural endowment. b . Shed the shackles of outdated ways ofthinking and discover smarter ways of doing what you do. c . Allow people to take risk and fail freely.
The Practices :- a . Celebrate spontaneity and rewardoriginal thinking. b . Make your workplace fun. Create aplayground of ideas. c . The Weekly Idea Quota. d . Creative Questioning.Quotable Quote :-Nourish your imagination and flex your mind. Let yournatural creativity out of the box. Dare to dream biggerdreams and envision a higher future.
8th Ritual – Link Leadership to LegacyThe Essence :- The Ritual of Contribution and Significance.The Wisdom :- a . Focus on leaving a footprint andmaking a difference. b . Leadership greatness comes bybeginning something that does not end with you.
The Practices :- a . Create a successful present while building a brilliant future. b . Legacy-Based Leadership..Quotable Quote :-Your legacy will ultimately be a manifestation of thedeepest and the best that you had to give in life. Leavingthe legacy is not about impressing your friends orreaching at the top. It’s not about looking good but aboutdoing good . It’s about fulfilling your duty and actualizingyour humanity.